Myles Connor–a legendary art thief, because he wrote a book about being a legendary art thief–was arrested after a robbery attempt in Massachusetts. Unlike the many illustrious and thrilling exploits detailed in The Art of the Heist, this was no MoMA, this was no MET and no Smithsonian. Connor, 69, the man who once yanked a Rembrandt right off a wall in broad daylight was apprehended after robbing two women outside a convenience store in Woonsocket, R.I. with a 9mm firearm-looking pellet gun. And all he got was a cellphone. Oh, irony.
Well, not so much. Police say this was “a dispute over narcotics” and Connor has been snagged for such silliness before, like this one time during a cocaine bust. Womp.